Wednesday, December 24, 2014

irfanview: rename file names in batch processing

Renaming camera photos in

terminator: windows size and position

Example of a confing file: ~/.config/terminator/config

    use_system_font = False
    font = Monospace 12
    background_image = None
      profile = default
      type = Terminal
      parent = window0
      type = Window
      parent = ""
      position = 1110:1043
      size = 1300, 450 


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Ubuntu: pdf to images and images to pdf

pdftoppm -png a_pdf_file.pdf img
convert *.png a_pdf_file_as_img.pdf

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Git pretty tree alias

git config --global alias.tree "log --graph --full-history --all --color --pretty=format:\"%x1b[31m%h%x09%x1b[32m%d%x1b[0m%x20%s\""

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

rename with grouping

rename "s/(\d\d)/0\$1/" 28/ The code will rename folder named "28" into "028".

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Firefox OS MultiROM build from 4th September 2014 for Nexus 5

Following this guide, I built the current (4th September 2014) Firefox OS from git repositories for Nexus 5 for MultiROM.  The guide explains how to build it, make MultiROM and how to install it on Nexus 5. The problem is that it contains build rom from June 2014. So I decided to build the current one from September 2014

I don't assume any responsibility for damage caused to your device or lost data.

The rom for MultiRom can be downloaded from here.

Monday, August 04, 2014

ImageMagick: resize images to specific width or hight

For example to resize tif images to width of 512 pixels:mogrify -resize 512 *.tif
Whereas to resize tif images to height of 512 pixels:mogrify -resize x512 *.tif

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Git: Show updated tree of branches in console

To do this, just add the following to ~/.gitconfig[alias]
  tree = log --graph --all --decorate --pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit
Then git tree will give text based tree of branches:

To run git tree in console showing e.g. 20 latest commits we can run git tree in a while loop as follows: while true; do clear; git tree -20; sleep 2; done

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gnome 3.12: Add VirtualBox machine to gnome's activities and dash

Specific virtual machines can be launched directly from gnome activities or gnome dash without the need to start standard Virtual Box GUI. For this we need to create desktop files and place them in our local applications folder, i.e., /.local/share/applications.
Example of a desktop file starting virtual machine called w7 is as follows (file name w7.desktop) These files can be created manually, but also using Virtual Box GUI. Once we have these files, it is enough just to copy them into /.local/share/applications and they will be e immediately available in the gnomes activities. From the we can just drop and drag them to dash.
If we want to create them manually, we can use the example from the above. The ids of the virtual machines can be obtained using the following vboxmanage list vms
"w7" {25e911a6-7bae-422a-84c2-30ced68d701d}

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gnome 3.12: Auto start applications with a delay

In gnome, applications can be start by copying *.desktop files into ~/.config/autostart.

The installed desktop files of your applications are in /usr/share/applications and in ~/.local/share/applications. Thus you can copy files from there into ~/.config/autostart and modify to your liking.

Off course, you can also create your own desktop files for running, or starting applications with a delay. For example, I made the desktop file called myautostart.desktop in ~/.config/autostart[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Starts my applications
Exec=/bin/bash /home/put-your-user-name/

As can be seen the file starts ~/ which has the following contents:#!/bin/bash
sleep 2
exo-open /usr/share/applications/terminator.desktop
sleep 1
exo-open /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop

The file launches terminator and chromium using desktop files with 2 and 1 second delays.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Imagemagick: Flattening tiff images

mogrify -alpha off -colorspace gray -depth 8 -flatten *.tiff

Ubuntu: Fix ntfs parition on usb drive

If there are problems with mounting usb thumb drive (in my case the usb is /dev/sdc1), one can use this:sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdc1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Capture desktop using ffmpeg and re-size the resulting video.

The following command can be used to record your display and the compress the resulting image ffmpeg -f x11grab -video_size 2560x1440 -i $DISPLAY -f alsa -i default -c:v ffvhuff -c:a flac test.mkv
ffmpeg -i test.mkv -vcodec libx264 -preset ultrafast -qp 0 -acodec copy -vf scale=-1:720 output.mkv

Thursday, July 03, 2014

How to install virtual environment of Python 3.4.x from source in Ubuntu 14.04

Below is a recipe that I use to used to install and set-up virtual environment of Python 3.4.x in Ubuntu 14.04 x64.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Reading DICOM files in Python 3

In Python 3, dicom files can be read, analysied and processed using Wand which is Python binding for ImageMagic. The example below shows how to get medical and image date embedded in DICOM and also how to disply the image itself.

Python 3.4 and Pillow 2.4 with JPEG2000 (openjpeg 2) support in Ubuntu 14.04

Pillow support for JPEG2000 comes from openjpeg 2 library. Unfortunatly, Ubuntu's libopenjpeg2 package is not version 2 of the openjpeg library, but actually version 1.3 which wont work with Pillow.

Installing Pillow 2.4 (pip install -I pillow) simply results in "OPENJPEG (JPEG2000) support not available".

Thus, it is needed to compile the openjpeg library 2.0 from source. For this, first lets download the openjpeg 2.0.1:wget

tar xzvf openjpeg-2.0.1.tar.gz
cd openjpeg-2.0.1/
cmake .
sudo make install

Please note that we install version of openjpeg 2.0, rather than newer 2.1. Pillow wont recognize openjpeg 2.1 either.

Assuming everything went fine, we can reinstall Pillow:pip install -I pillow
If openjpeg 2.0.1 was detected successfully, we should get the following info "OPENJPEG (JPEG2000) support available" among others.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DICOM (dcm) files wont upload to Wordpress

Uploading DICOM files (*.dcm) files into Wordpress, may not work. For example using Visual Form Builder plugin for file upload, wont upload DICOM's. This is because wordpress and/or file upload plugins use wp_get_mime_types() function from wp-includes/functions.php to check mime type of the file being upload. Unfortunatly, dicom is not there. Thus it need to be added. To do this, just add 'dcm' => 'application/dicom', into wp_get_mime_types(). For example, as shown below:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Xubuntu: Take screenshot of current window only

Pressing Prt Sc button on the keyboard takes screenshot of the entire desktop. To take the screenshot of the selected/current window only, we can use Alt + Prt Sc

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ImageMagick: get size and resolution (DPI) of images

To get size and resolution in DPI of many images at once using ImageMagick, we can use this command:identify -format "%w x %h %x x %y\n" *.tiff This result for example in:576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch 576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch 576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch 576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch 576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch 576 x 432 72 PixelsPerInch x 72 PixelsPerInch

Friday, June 06, 2014

Python 3.4: Check if module installed

To check whether a given module is install in Python 3.4, we can use PathFinder.find_spec class method. For example, to check if pyperclip moduel is installed / available we can use the following code:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Google: search for websites containing exactly the given word or pharase

To search for websites containing exactly the given word or phrase, one can use allintext: operator. For example:
allintext:"some phrase"

Friday, May 23, 2014

Python 3 and tkinter: scroll canvas with mouse wheel and drag it around with middle mouse button

This is an example in Python 3.4 running in 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 of a canvas that can be scrolled with mouse wheel and dragged around with middle mouse button. Hope this example will be useful to you.